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NAWCC Digital Video Archive
The following videos are part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Collection, and are provided online to NAWCC members for research purposes.
Note: Many of these videos were transferred from analog video sources such as VHS tape. The picture and audio quality will necessarily vary from video to video. Also, these videos have been optimized for online playback across a number of digital video platforms, and are in .flv (YouTube) video format to make them as accessible as possible. Different computer systems may display these videos differently, especially on slower internet connections.
The Hamilton Interviews:
These are a set interviews conducted with six retired employees of the Hamilton Watch Company while it was still located in Lancaster Pa. The six interviewees are Amos Burkhart, Edward Fechter, Gordon Minnich (who also gives a presentation), Helen Boose Hirst, Louis Brethauer, and Robert Hartman.
The Amos Burkhart Interview 48 Minutes
The Edward Fechter Interview 50 Minutes
The Gordon Minnich Interview 68 Minutes
The Gordon Minnich Presentation 62 minutes
The Helen Boose Hirst Interview 60 Minutes
The Louis Brethauer Interview 44 Minutes
The Robert Hartman Interview 72 Minutes
NAWCC Slide Show Conversions
The NAWCC has started to convert some of our collection of Slide Show Presentations to a digital format. We will add more as additional Slide Show Presentations are completed.
DVD 928 - Rare and Unusual Clocks Timepieces and Watches by Florida Suntime Chapter 19 (22 Min) This was a professionally narrated slide show of very unusual timepieces, such as a clock that plays on bells, pipes, and an 18 string zitherm a small clock designed to looke like a pear; and a fan shaped lady's watch. The slides show some deterioration due to age.
DVD 929 - Watches of the Sandoz Collection by Henry Cole Ch 12 1976 (22 Min) A professionally produced production of the animated and complicated watches in the collection of the Horological Museum (Musee d'Hologerie) of Le Locl, Switzerland. There is no animation. All photos are still shotes from 35mm slides.
DVD 930 - The Rittenhouse Orrery by Stephen Kramer circa 1978 (34 Min) From the 1600s to the early 1800s, the Orrery (a mechanical representation of the movement of our solar system) were state of the art educational tools desired by every institution of higher learning, both in Europe and America. Between 1871and 1873, David Rittenhouse of Pennsylvania, constructed the world’s most complex and most accurate Orrery every made. This is the fascinating story of the Rittenhouse Orrery belonging to the University of Pennsylvania.
DVD 931 - Ingersoll Advertising Ephemera by Ralph_Whitmer (13 Min) Ralph Whitmer displays and discusses a large collection of advertising and promotional material used by the Ingersoll Watch Company spanning the many years of that company’s existence.
DVD 932 - Alarm Clocks are Collectable by Sacramento Valley Chapter 71 (20 Min) This program examines the history and development of the alarm clock and explains why and how they can be a valuable part of any timepiece collection, or a collection that stands on its own merits.
DVD 941 - Wonderful Watch Holders by Gigi Holladay (44 Min) This is a delightful, exceptionally well written and narrated program on the now rare watch holders that were once plentiful in the era of pockets watches that were uncommon, expensive, and which had to be kept in an upright position to accurately keep time.
DVD 942 - Weight Driven Shelf Clock in Pennsylvania by Carter and Harris Ed LaFond 1983 (120 Min.) J. Carter Harris, Curator, National Watch & Clock Museum, discusses the history and development of the little known weight clock industry in Pennsylvania. Based on the 1983 exhibit at National Watch & Clock Museum.
DVD 943 - Clocks of Old Japan by David Olson Chapter 56 (25 Min) This program discusses and displays the very rare clocks used in Japan before that country was opened to the Western world. These unusual clocks that used pictures of animals on their dials instead of numerals were made obsolete overnight in the mid-1800s when Japan switched to the time keeping methods of the west.
DVD 944 - 200 Years of Morbier Clocks by Alan Seymour An excellent presentation on the history of the development of the Morbier Comtoise clock of France, and its amazing production for over 200 years.
DVD 945 - New Hampshire's Clocks by J. Carter Harris, Curator, National Watch and Clock Museum, discusses the history and development of the spring driven clocks of New Hampshire.
DVD 946 - Behind The Dial: The English Lantern Clock by George Peterson 40 min. Excellent information is provided on the development and construction of the British lantern clock and its very long history in horology. Mr. Peterson has a unique, pleasant presentation that makes his Behind The Dial series an outstanding education program.
DVD 947 - Bushing: How and Using a Bushing Machine by George Nelson Produced as part of George Nelson’s program on clock repair called “Behind the Dial”, this program discusses the how and why of bushing and explains both methods of bushing, hand and machine, but places heavy emphasis on how to use a bushing machine.
DVD 952 - Early Battery Clocks by Glen Marsh A very well done presentation on battery powered clocks of the early 1900s. Discussed are the Reason; the Le Roy all from 1920; the Bulle and the Barre clocks of 1920.
DVD 955 - Joesph Ives, New England Clockmaker by W.L. Wadleigh (27 Min) This program explores the contributions to horology made by Joseph Ives. It documents many of the unique inventions and technological improvements made ot horology by Mr. Ives.
DVD 956 - Watch Oddities by James W. Gibbs (18 Min) A well Done presentation on unusual watches. These timepieces vary in a number of different ways: materials of manufacture, shape, design, or mechanical function, to name a few.
DVD 957 - The Making of the Jade Clock 1967 (25 Min)
DVD 958 - Timepieces Exhibited at Southern California Regionals 1968, 1971, and 1974 Narrated by Lloyd Porter (18 Min) A collection of photos of the clocks on display in the Exhibit areas of three Southern California Regionals held in 1968, 1971, and 1974. Hundreds of clocs and watches are shown, many very rare, but there is very little information given on any one timepiece.
DVD 960D - The Yankee and His Clockbox by Dorothy Glenk (21 Min) An interesting review of the clock case styles made in the U.S. from the earliest days of clock making in the colonies through the 1930's. Comarisons of clock case styles to the then prevailing architectural styles are frequently made in this program.
DVD 961 - Some Unusual Clocks Mostly American by WL Wadleigh (22 Min) This well written program, nattated by Gene Partain, shows approximately 25 very rare and beautiful clocks, several of which only one or two examples are known to exist. Pictures are provided of both the clock and it's movement for most of them.
New Slide Shows on the Way:
The Terry Family Chronology as Shown by Their Clocks (34 Min) Bryson Moore narrates this genealogical look at the Terry Family as expressed in the clocks made by each gerneration. Beginning with Samuel Burnham Terry and moving down each succeeding generation, the narrator displays examples of the clock design, both case and movement, unique to each indifidual in the Terry family.
509D - CLOCK CASE RESTORATION TECHNIQUES WITH DICK OSGOOD, by Chapter 75 (87 Min)
Dick does an excellent job showing how to dismantle a case and restore it to prime condition.
531D - REFINISHING AND POLISHING BRASS by Gordon Sooy (45 MIN)
Gordon Sooy presents the techniques for polishing brass clock case parts. The proper tools, materials and products necessary to restore clocks to their original condition are discussed and demonstrated.
533D FINISHING CLOCK CASES by Foster Campos (35 Min)
Taped at the 1990 Florida Regional, Foster shows how he finishes his new cases & how to refinish old & antique cases.
534D RESTORING OF A CLOCK CASE, by Alex Cipriano, Old Dominion Chapter 34 (42 Min)
Alex discusses the restoration of clock cases. He covers several methods using different products & the results obtained.
537D – THE FRENCH MORBIER THE MOST UNIQUE CLOCK EVER 1680 1900 by Steve Z Nemrava (44 Min)
This program is a detailed story of the origin, invention, and development of the French Morbier and its influence on horology. Mr. Nemrava also discusses the technical features of the Morbier and gives many pointers on repairing the movements.
541D THE ENGLE CLOCK: AN AMERICAN MONUMENTAL by Hellam Hills Production with NAWCC Staff (30 min)
A demonstration & discussion of the history of the Engle Monumental Clock
547D JEWEL MAKING by The Elgin Watch Company (73 Min)
This film was made during WWII at the Elgin Watch factory. The process of jewel making is shown step-by-step. This film has been presented to our Library by NAWCC Chapter 94, DeAnza.
553D ELI TERRY WOODEN MOVEMENT PRODUCTION AND THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF MANUFACTURING by Donald Hoke (50 Min)
This lecture is a discussion on the American system of manufacturing between 1789 & 1876. Don discusses the manufacturing of clocks in the context of the American manufacturing system which can be defined as the mass production of interchangeable parts on specialized machinery arranged in sequential operations. In this lecture, Don stresses the importance of wooden clock movements in the development of the American manufacturing system.
556D THE INTERNATIONAL TIME RECORDING COMPANY ITS HISTORY AND PRODUCTS by Don Cate (68 Min)
This program is a detailed history of the International Time Recording Co., which was the predecessor of the IBM Co. Mr. Cate discusses how the company was formed, why it was formed, the individuals who formed it, and its product line, with specific coverage given to time clocks.
558D MASTERING WOOD-WORK CLOCK REPAIR by George Bruno (75 Min)
In this presentation, George Bruno discusses bushing wood movements & adjusting & making verges for wood movements. Mr. Bruno also answers many questions from his audience.
565D THE STORY OF A WATCH by the U.S. Bureau of the Mines (50 min)
This 1922 silent, black and white government film from the National Archives of the Illinois Watch Co. details the intricate processes in the manufacture of watch parts and their assembly. Gift of Central New York Chapter 55 and Kent L. Singer.
591D THE ART OF THE PAINTED DIAL, by Mrs. M. F. Tennant (26 Min)
This professionally produced tape is an excellent overview of the steps required to restore a white painted dial. It discusses cleaning, chapter ring and number restoration as well as art work and gold leaf replacement. This is an introduction to the topic, not a how-to tape. Mrs. Tennant is the author of the book Longcase Painted Dials: Their History and Restoration.
595D - CONSTRUCTION OF ELI TERRY'S OUTSIDE ESCAPEMENT PILLAR AND SCROLL CLOCK, by George Bruno, Chris Brown, Dick Baker, Mary Etta Roeser, and Carol Buonato (155 Min)
This program, recorded at the 1994 Eastern States Regional, demonstrates how these clocks were constructed. George Bruno planned the program and demonstrates how the wheels were probably cut on a production line basis. Chris Brown describes two probable methods of movement assembly. Using premachined parts, Dick Baker shows how the cases were constructed. Mary Etta Roeser demonstrates gold leafing and describes reverse glass techniques. Carol Buonato demonstrates typical methods the artists used to paint the dials.
598D - WILLARD FAMILY TALL CASES, by Dr. Roger Robinson (68 Min)
This program, which was recorded at the 16th Annual NAWCC Seminar in 1995, gives very detailed descriptions of Willard Tall Cases and some of the distinguishing features of the dials used by the Willards. Dr. Robinson covers in great detail the features by which a collector can recognize a genuine Willard Clock. He also touches on the history of some of the clocks.
611D ANSONIA AND ITS CLOCKS by Marjorie and Charles Partridge (42 Min)
A display of a variety of Ansonia clocks from the collections of the members of Great Lakes Chapter #6. These clocks date from 1840-1930.
689D TIME, THE UNDERLYING ORDER by the National Watch and Clock Museum (17 min)
This professionally produced video provides an introduction to your journey through time at the new National Watch and Clock Museum. A must-see for anyone who has not visited the new museum. Group and individual use.
702D - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEWIS EBERHARDT by Chris H. Bailey (61 min) (108 MB)
A 1998 NAWCC Williamsburg, VA Seminar presentation covering Eberhardt’s clockmaking career, the products and techniques he employed to create his tall clocks, and examples of several clocks he produced. Filmed and edited by the National Program Committee. Recommended for individual viewing.
703D - WASHINGTON STYLE WATCHMAKING by Michael C. Harrold (75 min) (133 MB)
A presentation on Washington area watchmakers, Jacob Kerr and Jason Hopkins, and the evolution and economics of mass watch production and distribution.
705D - EXPORTATION OF CONNECTICUT CLOCKS TO THE SOUTH, by Snowden Taylor (73 min) (128 MB)
A 1998 NAWCC Williamsburg, VA Seminar presentation which not only covers the business practices, methods of distribution and sale of clocks in the South by early clockmakers from Connecticut, but it also shows the details of many of these movements and their case style. Filmed and edited by the National Program Committee.
Repair and replacement part techniques along with scientific determination of finish and wood identification, and cleaning methods and waxes used in restoration of Vienna Regulators. Includes slides of Vienna regulators, wood samples and a discussion of clock case construction, wood identification, adhesives and castings.
A 1999 NAWCC Minneapolis, MN seminar presentation covering the methods utilized in the restoration of a Vienna regulator movement, via the showing of slides, as well as actual clocks which were made. Filmed and edited by the National Program Committee.
720D - RAILROAD TIME SERVICE INSPECTION by Kent Singer (60 min) (196.4 MB)
This program was recorded at the Mid-South Regional Sept 3, 2000 and is a presentation on the evolution of time service rules. Mr. singer also discusses in detail the timekeeping practices of railroads from 1830 to the 1950s. The presentations enhanced by many detailed slides of watches that show the design features used in manufacturing railroad grade watches. Recommended for small group and individual viewing.
721D - SERVICING THE MODERN GRANDFATHER CLOCK by Andy Anderson (70 min) (172.8 MB)
Andy Anderson demonstrates his techniques for servicing the modern grandfather clock--SLIGH, HOWARD MILLER,and RIDGEWAY--in the home. Program made at the Dearborn regional in 1993.
722D - THE ATMOS CLOCK HISTORY AND MECHANICS (72 min) (235.2 MB)
Reviews the history of the Atmos clock including slides of early prototype clocks. Shows slides of the factory production line in Switzerland, including clocks that sell for $150,000. Presents an overview of the mechanics of this unique clock. Gives very worthwhile tips and discusses prices and values of clocks and parts. This isn't a step by step repair video, but a must see for anyone interested in Atmos clocks.
2001 NAWCC SEMINAR (22nd) ON WRISTWATCHES--COVINGTON, KY OCTOBER 27, 2001
The following programs are all very interesting and well presented. There are two programs per video tape. The program titles are self-explanatory of the content. A must see for those interested in wristwatches.
723D - ENGLISH WRISTWATCHES by David Penney (57 min) (399.2 MB)
724D - HAMILTON ELECTRIC by Rene Rondeau (39 min) and GRUEN WRISTWATCHES by Charles Cleves (61 min) (327.4 MB)
725D - JAMES ARTHUR LECTURE AMERICAN WRISTWATCHES by Bruce Shawkey (74 min) and ROLEX by Ken Specht (47 min) (242.5 MB)
726D - WADSWORTH CASE CO by Charles Cleves (30 min) and EVOLUTION OF THE QUARTZ WATCH by Benjamin Matz (33 min) (186.1 MB)
727D - THE HISTORY OF WATCH DIAL RESTORATION by Robert Miller (30 min) and 727 2 CHARACTER WATCHES by Julia Mueller (80 min) (96.5 MB)
728 - HOW TO BUY A WATCHMAKERS LATHE by Harvey Schmidt (28 min) (87.3 MB)
This program presents the history and basic styles of lathes. Gives good tips on several things to look for and what to avoid when purchasing a lathe. Stressed the importance of condition and availability of accessories. Very knowledgeable and fluent speaker. You may want to view twice!
730D - CASTING MISSING CLOCK CASE PARTS by Paul Kostelny (25 min) (74.1 MB)
Speaker shows examples of making molds and decorative clock case parts. Demonstrates how to make clock case parts using various materials. Very useful information to help get started. Recommended for individual viewing.
734D - A PRECISION PENDULEM CLOCK by Robert Matthys (45 min) (127.6 MB)
A conversation and demonstration with Robert Matthys regarding the many experiments necessary to develop his unique Precision Floor Clock. This program is not for everyone, but is a must for those interested in the technical detail and the amount of effort required to design a Precision clock.
735D - CLOCK DIAL REFINISHING by Mike Harasuik (58 min) (194 MB)
This presentation gives the viewer a very detailed explanation and visual account of how to restore a worn dial. Mike Harasuik demonstrates the techniques he uses for re-inking worn Roman numerals and Chapter Rings on a painted white dial.
736D - DISASSEMBLING CLEANING & OILING A POCKET WATCH by Leon Bufano (55 min) (92 MB)
Leon demonstrates at the workbench the step by step process of disassembling. cleaning & oiling a pocket watch. Good comments on the proper tools and how to use them. Lots of helpful hints.
737D - SO YOU WANT TO FIX A CLOCK? by Eric Hooker and David Richardson (51 min) (83.9 MB)
ESR 2002 - Eric & David show several examples of problem areas to look for before purchasing a clock and discuss many helpful tips primarily for the beginner. This is very useful but is NOT a step-by-step how to fix a clock.
738D - MAKING VENEER...AND REPAIRING CLOCK CASES by Dick Baker (57 min) (360 MB)
ESR 2002 - Dick lectures and demonstrates all aspects of veneering from where to obtain it to the appropriate tools for working with veneer. Sound practical advice & tips.
Russ surveys clocks and clockmakers from the ninetieth and twentieth centuries operating in upstate New York from Albany west, exploring many unique and important New York contributions to horology. A must see classic.
740D - THE ENGLISH BRACKET CLOCK by Dennis Radage (45 min) (228 MB)
Dennis uses his personal collection to provide a tour-de-force of English Bracket Clocks including cases, decorations, dials, gilding, spandrels, castings, hands, movement & makers.
743D ADJUSTING 400 DAY CLOCKS by Joe Rabuska (61) (110MB)
Joe covers the most important adjustments procedures using good illustrations and leads good question and answer sessions containing additional worthwhile tips & suggestions.
745D A.L. Breguet and the Souscription Timepiece by John Heisler (50) (95MB)
A fascinating presentation of the history of the genius Abraham -Louis Breguet, highlighting the design and production the Souscription Timepiece.
746D - REAP HUGE PROFITS FROM QUARTZ WATCH REPAIR by Ken Pell (52 min) (95.1 MB)
Quartz watches can present an opportunity for a highly profitable repair business. This presentation focused on the skills required in choosing the most profitable strategy when repairing quartz-powered watches.
748 - MODERN TIMING TOOLS FOR THE WATCH AND CLOCK REPAIR by Bryan Mumford (40 min) (123.7 MB)
He discusses and demonstrates putting clocks and watches in beat, measuring the rate including Atmos and 400-day clocks, determining the correct rate of a movement and finding flaws in the strike train. Features the MicroSet Precision Timer.
Ceramic clocks, usually driven by synchronous motors, are of great interest to pottery collectors, who will pay much higher prices than would a clock collector at a Mart. Shows many interesting examples.
A demonstration and discussion on how to replace a modern cuckoo movement in one hour or less.
756 - THE HOWARD CLOCK BUILDING by Steve Adams (32 min) (105.3 MB)
A tour of the old Howard Clock Building in Waltham Massachusetts just before its deconstruction in 1999. The tour by Steve Adams, preserves the building in its state just days before the end.
760D - GERMAN PATENT CLUES by Douglas Stevenson (59 min) (102 MB)
The theme of this presentation is Historical German Horological Patents and how these patents are of interest to the study of torsion pendulum clocks.
766 - EXPERIMENTAL TORSION ESCAPEMENTS by John Shadle (50 min) (156.5 MB)
Two of eleven experimental torsion pendulum clocks made by the presenter are discussed in detail. Close-up video of the two unique clocks and a very detailed description by the presenter will give the viewer a very good insight into their operation. The presenter details the development process in the creation of both clocks.
769D EXHIBIT OF TORSION PENDULUM CLOCKS by John Hubby (200Min) (550 MB)
A spectacular exhibit of 142 torsion pendulum clocks of all makes and varieties. The earliest clock is a Joseph Ives of about 1810, the newest an Atmos Atlantis made in 1995. These clocks represent the entire commercial manufacturing history of torsion pendulum clocks and are described in detail by John Hubby.
770D - THE HAMILTON WATCH COMPANY by Rene Rondeau (44 min) (91.2 MB)
This excellent program covers company history and shows many interesting innovations in watch and case styles. Very well done by an expert on Hamilton watches.
771 - THE CRAFT AND INGENUITY OF THE SALEM BRIDGE CLOCK by Dr. Joseph Arvay (50 min) (86.3 MB)
This is another classic exhibition from the Eastern States Regional in Syracuse. Joe Arvay presents the most complete display ever offered of Salem Bridge clocks, from the invention by Eli Terry, to the production models by his apprentice Heman Clark and his successors. Included are nearly half of the know surviving models of the Curtis & Clark 8-day spring-driven shelf clock.
Randy, owner/president since 1992, gives a very informative lecture on the past, present and future of the Herschede Clock Company
776D - DISSASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY OF A SWISS WATCH MOVEMENT by Ken Pell (50 min) (64.6 MB)
This is very effective PowerPoint program demonstrating showing the logical steps and techniques for disassembling and reassembling a Swiss watch movement.
777 - THE LITITZ WATCHMAKING PROGRAM by Hermann Myer (60 min) (144MB)
Focusing on a unique process for making "missing Watch parts", this video includes practical demos of watch parts made as part of the school's curriculum. The audio contains a good deal of high background noise so this video is recommended for individual viewing only.
779D - ELECTRIC AND SELF-WINDING CLOCKS AND EXHIBIT by Rodney King (80 min) (144 MB)
This is a presentation on the history of electric and self winding clocks including design evolution and the individuals who developed them.
780D - WHEEL AND PINION CUTTING WORKSHOP by Richard Cox (54 min) (47 MB)
Richard Cox presents a slide show on a variety of wheel and pinion cutting techniques that has been his business for many years.
Dick Michael discusses what to look for in buying, selling and collecting statue clocks.
Phil Gregory lectures on clock manufacturing by Irenus Atkins. The lecture, augmented by slides, covers the company chronology and pattern of relationships in Bristol's clock manufacturing community.
This exhibit, narrated by Phil Gregory and Robert King, is a comprehensive tour of the clocks made by Irenus.
787D - VIENNA CLOCK EXHIBIT by George Poole & Richard Cox (41 min) (71 MB)
George Poole and Richard Cox describe the various styles, construction features and historical facts about a wide variety of Vienna Regulators and other German Clocks.
789D - THE ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by Dennis Radage (65 min) (81 MB)
Dennis Radage shows slides and discusses introduction, development and decline of the English Longcase Clock.
In this presentation, recorded at the 18th annual NAWCC seminar, Ward begins with a brief survey of activities of a few early post-revolutionary makers of wooden movement tallclocks. He then presents a detailed comparison of Eli Terry's major competitors and their technology.
791 - THE CLOCK DESIGNS OF ELIAS INGRAHAM by Joyce Wahler (68 min) (219.8 MB)
In this presentation, recorded at the 18th annual NAWCC Seminar, Joyce covers the period of Elias Ingraham's clock and clock case design, from 1827 to 1885. She presents biographical details of his life and shows many of his popular designs and patents.
792D - Electric Clock Repairs by Marty Swetsky (63 Min) (218 MB)
This video includes many and varied concepts. Marty speaks of the "New" ideas presented in early clocks as well as mechanical functions necessary to keep proper time. This includes electromechanical and electromagnetic action. He talks about Tiffany never wind ( Torsion Pendulum). the Bulle clock and the Poole & Barr (Hipp Toggle). In Marty's opinion the three most commonly found electric clocks.
It presents a light but fascinating demonstration of the construction, assembly and operation of an ancient wood turning lathe. He explains the benefits of using a turn rather than a collet lathe for turning both wood and metal. He also demonstrates the use of the bow and explains why it is, in some ways, superior to the motorized lathe. His excellent examples of fine wood turnings produced on his ancient lathe gives credence to his contention that the use of such a simple ancient tool can be beneficial to, and fun for, the modern repairman.
This presentation, recorded at the Mid-Eastern Regional at Greensboro, NC is a discussion on what a collector should learn and tools necessary to maintain and/or repair clocks.
Bob discusses the many resources available on pendulums, gravity pendulums, and the theory of pendulums. He then quantifies error sources and continues with examples of computer tools, discusses websites, sensors (do theory and experiment agree?), earth tides, "Chaos" and gravity wave detection.
802D - PRECISION PENDULUM MATERIALS by Robert Matthys (54 min) (72 MB)
Robert gives a detailed explanation of the characteristics and properties of various materials that have been tried and used in the making of pendulum rods, pendulum bobs and suspension springs.
803 - MEASURING CLOCK & WATCH PERFORMANCE by Bryan Mumford (43 min) (50.5 MB)
He discusses the techniques of measurement beginning with the time base of electronic timers and the use of precision reference sources for more accurate measurements. He covers the different types of sensors used to measure clocks and watches and the benefits and drawbacks of each. Also covered is the measurement of environmental factors such as temperature and barometric pressure, and how all these measurements can be brought together with the personal computer to document the performance of clocks and watches.
804 -TIME TRIALS A HOROLOGICAL GAME SHOW by David Weisbart (26 min) (87.5 MB)
A very creative and entertaining program full of interesting clock and watch facts. The game show format and short run time make an ideal program for a Chapter meeting. Should be previewed and setup by the Chapter host so as to get audience participation/competition throughout the program. Highly recommend.
806D - DOUBLE PENDULUM CLOCKS by Stephen Gagneux (59 min) (88 MB)
Stephen Gagneux, of Basel, Switzerland, discusses mechanically driven resonance clocks.
Bob discusses why the Foucault pendulum is important, Foucault's experiments, and the theory of the Foucault pendulum.
Paul's begins his presentation with biographies of Huygens and Hooke. He then gives a very detailed presentation of the scientific and horological experiments and developments by Huygens and Hooke.
809D - CLOCKS, WATCHES, AND CHRONOMETERS OF GREAT BRITAIN by Dennis Radage (132 min) (227 MB)
Dennis Radage's presentation covers the development of clocks, watches and chronometers in Great Britain.
Dennis Radage gives a very detailed account, supplemented by superb photographs, of the restoration of a large Cartel Clock.
815D - "CLOCKS AND WATCHES OF THE U.S.A." LECTURE MATERIAL by Chris Bailey, Presented by Tom Grimshaw (97 min)
The presented material, which was written by Chris Bailey, covers the development of timekeeping devices from the time the first tradesmen came to America from England up to the atomic clock.
Philip Rasch covers the development of clocks in Central Europe from 1300 AD into the early 1900's. Kathleen's presentation covers the development of watches in Central Europe from time technological developments led to the downsizing of clocks to the year 1900.
Collard succeeds in synthesizing 200 years of American horological invention.
820D - EARLY AND LATE AMERICAN WATCH INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS by Tom McIntyre (62 min) (92 MB)
The inventions and patents of three nineteenth-century watchmaking innovators are examined: Charles E. Jacot, Ezra Fitch, and Charles DeLong.
822D - JOSEPH IVES, FOR GOOD AND FOR BAD by Snowden Taylor (72 min) (123 MB)
Snowden Taylor’s lively discussion of Joseph Ives encompasses Ives career, inventions, and family life.
Mr. Bailey steps into Silas Burnam Terry’s shoes and brings the clockmaker to life by reading from his “journal.”
827D - INVENTING THE ELECTRIC WATCH by Rene Rondeau (51 min) (88 MB)
Rene Rondeau describes the events that led to his writing The Watch of the Future, his first encounter with Hamilton’s electric watches and his pursuit of the experts who taught him what they knew.
831D ANSONIA CLOCKS & MOVEMENTS By A.L. Stevenson (62 min) (96 MB)
A study of Ansonia mantle and shelf clocks from the period 1850-1930, limited to only 8day, striking movements, weight, spring, pendulum, and marine balance. Featured in the program are examples of the main mantle and shelf clocks that Ansonia manufactured.
Ian divides this wonderful program into eleven periods. Early history, Henry Sperry, Post Sperry, W.S. Hill, Acquisitions of Hotchkiss Tower Clock Company, Seth Thomas Tower Clock Models, Ordering and Installing Tower clocks, Specific Seth Thomas Clocks, Demographic Statistics, and Demise of the Tower Clock Business.
Doug studied 25 years of the “Day Books” of this little-known but important Company to develop this very interesting presentation. He covers the history of the company, its competition, cases, movements and causes of its demise. Snowden Taylor adds several comments explaining recent information.
835D - HIGH CLASS WATCH REPAIR: THE ROLEX METHOD by Kent Dickerson (46 min) (81 MB)
This presentation is an overview of the techniques recommended by Rolex and other high-end watchmakers to service and repair their products.
How Elmer got into making reproductions of early American clocks and an insight into Elmer, the person, his approach to life, and his eventual demise.
Ed presents a detailed history of various foreign-made pocket watches approved for North American railroad service.
Michael makes extensive use of projected graphs to supplement his presentation on the intangible measures of how the American watch industry functioned.
George Collord focuses on watch factory and machinery developments from 1870 to 1890.
This presentation by Kent Singer is a discussion on the evolution of the American railraod watch beginning in the 1870s.
849D - THE O'HARA STORY by Gerritt Nijssen (68 min) (104 MB)
Gerrit’s presentation is on the multitalented and multifaceted individual Daniel O’Hara, and is a detailed account of O’Hara’s career and the products he manufactured for the watch and other industries.
This presentation gives a fascinating window on developments in the English watch industry which is provided by a study of the changing nature of English watch exports to the United States, an important market for the British industry.
Fortunat gives a detailed account of the 2006 study tour to Germany taken by the USA Section of The Antiquarian Horological Society.
854D - MY FAVORITE CLOCK by Dennis Radage (55 min) (98 MB)
A presentation given at the Pacific Northwest Regional in Kent, WA, May 2006. Dennis Radage describes attributes that make a clock a favorite and presents a nice selection of English, bracket, longcase, and other clocks from his collection.
856D - AMERICAN CLOCKS IN THE SOUTH 1790 - 1860 Narrated by Bill Bryan (77 min) (265 MB)
Narrated by Bill Bryan, this walking tour of the exhibit gives the viewer a virtual history of American clocks in the South.
This presentation first covers the implementation and evolution of railroad time service in the South from around 1830 and concludes with watch requirements into the 1990s.
Katherine Kittle presents a detailed account of the life of J. P. Stevens, a self-educated inventor, businessman, clockmaker and the South’s only watchmaker.
Al demonstrates and explains the disassembly and assembly of a watchmaker’s lathe. He covers cleaning and lubrication in addition to precautions that should be taken when working on the lathe.
865D - INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN WORKS CLOCKS by Tom Barrett (55 min) (62 MB)
Tom gives a presentation primarily for the novice clock collector as an introduction to the history, case design, dial design, and movement design of wood-works clocks.
870D - ATKINS AND THE EARLY ENTREPRENEURS by Phil Gregory (50 min) (621 MB)
Phil Gregory chronicles the 52 years during which Atkins experienced four bankruptcies and started ten companies. He also discusses the activities of other entrepreneurs of the period and their business relationships with Atkins.
Allen Stevenson presents a history of the Ansonia Company as it is presently known. He also discusses many patents and features developed by Ansonia.
Dr. Samponaro's presentation takes us through the work experience of men and women at the E. Ingraham Company and the Sessions Clock Company into the 1930s.
Lee Davis gives a short explanation and demonstrates handling of gold leaf. He then discusses bronze powder. Lee parallels the evolution of painted clock tablets to the increase in clock production from 1820 to 1860.
877D - DAVE'S HOROLOGICAL VACATION IN VIENNA AND PRAGUE by Dave Weisbart (44 min) (141 MB)
881 - D RGM Watches by Roland G. Murphy (25 min).
This program consists of three short videos on the RGM Watch Company of Mount Joy, PA
882D - SOUTHWESTERN OHIO WOODEN WORKS CLOCK by Tom Spittler (56 min) (43 MB)
Tom gives the viewer a detailed overview of the manufacturing of wooden works clocks in the Cincinnati and surrounding area.
883D - CLOCKMAKERS AND CLOCKMAKING IN MAINE 1770 - 1900 by Joseph Katra (59 min) (71.3 MB)
This slide presentation covers the manufacture of handcrafted clocks and timepieces in Maine from 1770 to 1900. The historical and biographical documentation of these makers is supplemented by photographic examples of their craft, the result of nearly 30 years of research on a subject not extensively discussed in early American Horology.
887D - ELECTRICITY FOR HOROLOGISTS by Ken De Lucca (48 min) (85 MB)
Dr. De Lucca’s presentation introduces topics related to the electrical components used in early electric clocks—from batteries (more appropriately called cells) to conductors, insulators, and associated materials, and electric timekeeping needed to invent new applications for the first electrical clocks.
890D - HOW I BECAME ADDICTED TO ELECTRIC HOROLOGY by Rodney King (47 min) (82 MB)
Rodney gives an entertaining account of how he started collecting self-winding and electric clocks. He discusses and shows many examples of clocks from his collection.
Mark Frank takes the viewer through 950 years of the development of tower clocks.
902D Waltham Watch Company Exhibit Walking Tour by George Collord (57 min) (194 MB)
903D RESTORATION OF A BROWN STREET CLOCK IN ALAHAMBRA LOS ANGELES CA by NAWCC Chapter 116 (37 Min) The restoration of a Brown Street clock in Alhambra, Los Angeles, CA, with additions of an electric wind by NAWCC Chapter 116. A slide tape conversion showing the step-by-step procedures used in the clock’s restoration, along with a discussion of the products and equipment that had been used.
904D CONNECTICUT INFLUENCE IN OHIO WOODEN MOVEMENT TALL CLOCKS James Arthur Lecture by Philip Morris(65 Min) Connecticut influence in wooden movement tall clocks by Philip Morris, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation, the James Arthur Lecture. Morris discusses early making of woodworks clocks in Connecticut and the Porter contract. He then traces the migration of many clockmakers from Connecticut to Ohio and shows how the clockmaking in Ohio was greatly influenced by the knowledge, skills, and designs these clockmakers brought with them.
905 EARLY BRASS MOVEMENT TALL CLOCKS OF OHIO by Tom Spittler (55 Min) Early brass movement tall clocks of Ohio by Tom Spittler, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation. Spittler uses PowerPoint to show examples of clocks and discusses the migration of New England clockmakers to Ohio. His presentation covers the settlement of clockmakers over the entire state and details the establishment of the brass movement industry in Ohio.
906D WOOD MOVEMENT TALL CLOCKS OF SOUTHWEST OHIO by Tom Spittler(53 Min) Wood movement tall clocks of Southwest Ohio by Tom Spittler, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation. Spittler’s presentation on the wood movement tall clocks concentrates on the migration and settlement of New England (primarily Connecticut) clockmakers in Southwest Ohio. He uses PowerPoint slides to show the variety of movements and case styles that were made and marketed in Southwest Ohio.
907D CLOCK DIALS OF TRUMBULL COUNTY (NORTHEAST OHIO) by Chris Klingemier(45 Min) Clock dials of Trumbull County (Northeast Ohio) by Chris Klingemier, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation. In his quest to learn the history of woodworks clockmaking in Trumbull County, Klingemier found the best way was to study and document the dimensions and styles of over 80 dials that he had collected. Dials were much more prevalent than complete clocks. He shows his method of catagorizing the dials and subsequently learning who, where, and how the clockmaking industry operated in Trumbull County. The presentation is 33 minutes followed by 12 minutes of questions and comments.
908D PEDDLERS OF TRUMBULL COUNTY (NORTHEAST OHIO) by Rebecca Rogers (54 Min) Peddlers of Trumbull County (Northeast Ohio) by Rebecca Rogers, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation. Rogers has been researching the clock peddlers of Trumbull County for 30 years. Her presentation is a very detailed account of the individuals who marketed clocks in Trumbull County, the business relationships, the lawsuits, and locations from which they operated.
909D HISTORY OF THE COLUMBUS WATCH COMPANY NORTH AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY by Lehr Dircks (57 Min) History of the Columbus Watch Company / North American Watch Company by Lehr Dircks, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation. Lehr presents a chronological history of the founding and operation of the Columbus Watch Company. He then shows photographs of the large variety of watches that the company made and discusses the design features, dial designs, and patents involved. For the last 12 minutes of the presentation Lehr gives the history of the North American Watch Company of Mansfield, OH; little is known about this company.
910D EXPLORING THE WORLD’S PREEMINENT CONCENTRATION OF HIGH GRADE HOROLOGICAL ARTIFACTS by Fortunat Mueller-Maerki (48 Min) Exploring the world’s preeminent concentration of highgrade horological artifacts by Fortunat F. Mueller-Maerki, Hebron, KY, October 2011 Ward Francillon Time Symposium presentation. Fortunat uses PowerPoint to show the a wide variety of horological items in museums and private collections in and around London. Watches in the Windsor collectionand a visit to Greenwich and the BHI were highlights of the Antiquarian Horological Society Tour. The 27 participants visited 34 venues in nine days.
911D A STUDY IN CLOCK CASE CONSERVATION Subject: A Tall Case Clock made by Edward S. Moulton in Saco, Maine, ca. 1814 by Jon Brandon (49 Min) A Study in Clock Case Conservation: A Tall Case Clock Made by Edward S. Moulton in Saco, Maine, circa 1814, by Jon Brandon. Jon Brandon first details the alterations to the clock which, in most instances, were dictated by the needs of the owner. Feet were shortened, fretwork removed, and finials shortened. Flaking paint and loose veneers needed to be stabilized. Jon’s primary goal in this presentation is to detail the various considerations in the restoration of the clock. Goals and limits needed to be established. Needs of the object and needs of the user were primary considerations. Using slides, Jon shows the restoration of the clock. During the question and answer period there was much discussion on restoring and conserving finishes.
912D AN ACADEMIC AND COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO ANTIQUE CLOCK CASE CONSERVATION by Rick Voght (37 Min) An Academic and Collaborative Approach to Antique Clock Case Conservation by Rick Vogt. Vogt, who is in the business of preserving furniture and interior architectural woodwork, presents his approach to planning the restoration of a historical object. He stressed that studying and understanding the nonmaterial aspects of the object are extremely important in the restoration process. He shows slides of clock cases that he restored and goes into great detail on how he determined what was to be done to each. Collaboration with experts and study of methods of the period are keys to proper restoration and conservation of a historical object.
913D THE RESTORATION OF AN EDWARD EAST CALENDAR PRE-HAIRSPING WATCH ca. 1635-1645 by David Cooper (69 Min) 2010 Ward Francillon Time Symposium Program October 28-30, Williamsburg, Virginia
915D YOUR TOMORROW IN THE MAKING HAMILTON WATCH COMPANY (14 Min) Initiation film for viewing by new Hamilton Employees circa first half of 1940's
916A NICHOLAS MULLER EXHIBIT A Walking Tour by Arlyn Rath (42 min), Exhibit (14 Min - no narration) 43rd Eastern States Regional, Syracuse, New York, August 11, 2012. Arlyn, who has been collection Muller clocks for 40 years, gives a comprehensive history of Nicholas Muller and his years of casting clocks and other products. She gives the family history from the time Nicholas came to the United States until the demise of the company. WALKING TOUR OF NICOLAS MULLER EXHIBIT by Arlyn Rath (45 and 14) Arlyn takes us on a walking tour of the Nicolas Muller exhibit that consisted of 45 clocks and other products. She has many anecdotes about the Muller products and discusses the design features of the clocks.
916B NICHOLAS MULLER: HOROLOGIST EXTRAORDINAIRE by Arlyn Rath (54 Min) 43rd Eastern States Regional, Syracuse, New York, August 10-11, 2012 Arlyn, who has been collection Muller clocks for 40 years, gives a comprehensive history of Nicholas Muller and his years of casting clocks and other products. She gives the family history from the time Nicholas came to the United States until the demise of the company. WALKING TOUR OF NICOLAS MULLER EXHIBIT by Arlyn Rath (45 and 14) Arlyn takes us on a walking tour of the Nicolas Muller exhibit that consisted of 45 clocks and other products. She has many anecdotes about the Muller products and discusses the design features of the clocks.
917D THE ATKINS CLOCK by Phil Gregory (45 Min) 43rd Eastern States Regional, Syracuse, New York, August 11, 2012 Phil gives a detailed account of the life and business practices of Irenus Atkins. He shows various models of Atkins clocks and discusses and the design features.
918D RESTORING PORCELAIN AND POT METAL CLOCKS by Ernest Kionke (58 Min) 43rd Eastern States Regional, Syracuse, New York, August 11, 2012 Ernest uses PowerPoint slides to show many repairs that he made to objects made of glass, porcelain, ceramic, and other various metals. He shares his methods, supply sources, and pitfalls that he has encountered in 37 years of repairing.
919D THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH (James Arthur Lecture) by John Hubby (55 and 26) John presents his methods of researching facts about clocks. He discusses sources from which he obtains correct information about clocks.
920D TRAVELING CLOCKS BEFORE 1800 by Doug Cowan (64) Doug Cowan shows photographs of a wide variety of European Traveling (carriage) clocks made before 1800. He discusses the makers, case designs, movement features, and supplements the presentation with the history surrounding the making of these clocks.
921D VIENNESE TRAVELING CLOCKS IN THE AUSTRIA-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE by Peter Fritsch (57) Peter’s PowerPoint presentation gives the viewer a look at many beautiful European carriage clocks. He discusses the development and gives a historical background and anecdotes about the clocks. He also discusses design features of cases and movements of Viennese traveling clocks.
922D AMERICAN CARRIAGE CLOCKS: TRASH OR TREASURE by Ken Hogwood (53 Min) 32nd Ward Francillon Time Symposium Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota October 11-13, 2012 Ken discusses the carriage clocks manufactured by many American companies. He shows examples of clocks from those made for the mass markets to high quality clocks that rivaled those made in Europe. He showed photographs of some very rare American clocks and discussed the products of which little what known.
923D HUYGENS’S MARINE TIMEPIECE by Philip Poniz (57 Min) Antiquarian Horological Society Meeting 32nd Ward Francillon Time Symposium Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota October 12, 2012 In this presentation, Philip Poniz shows slides of and discusses a clock that became known to the horological community 19 years ago. He discusses Huygen’s quest to build a clock that could be used on ships. Movement design is shown and discussed in great detail.
924D BREGUET CARRIAGE CLOCKS by Philip Poniz (57 Min) 32nd Ward Francillon Time Symposium Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota October 11-13, 2012 Philip Poniz’s talk concentrates on Breguet’s beginning in the making of carriage clocks. He shows photographs of several beautiful carriage clocks made by Breguet as well as pages from Breguet’s journals that show the purchase of parts and sales of clocks. Evidence shows that it was Breguet who made the first carriage clocks. He then
discussed the number of clocks made by Breguet and that Breguet had a policy of buying back clocks that he had made. Case styles and mechanical features are also discussed in detail.
925D CARRIAGE CLOCK ESCAPEMENTS by John Kirk (76 Min) 32nd Ward Francillon Time Symposium Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota October 11-13, 2012 John gives a treatise on many designs of escapements used in carriage clocks. He shows close-up views of escapements and discusses how they work. Several videos of working escapements are shown.
926D CARRIAGE CLOCK EXHIBIT (27 Min) AND PANEL DISCUSSION (35 Min) 32nd Ward Francillon Time Symposium Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota October 12, 2012 Several individuals show and describe dozens of carriage and portable clocks that were on exhibit at the 2012 World Francillion Time Symposium. They described styles, historical facts, and fine points of the clocks. At the panel discussion, speakers fielded questions from the audience, providing attendees with many additional historical facts and technical data.
927D EN WELCH OPERA SERIES CLOCKS 1868-1893 (43 Min) by Rovert Woodbridge Briggs Between 1868 to 1893, the Welch Spring & Co. and its parent, E. N. Welch Mfg. Co. used noted mid-19th century opera personalities as identifiers for many of their production clocks. The presentation includes approximately thirty Welch clocks from this time period, each accompanied with lithograph portraits and brief biographies of the famed name sake opera stars. Presented at the NAWCC North Coast Regional May 17, 2013 in Kirtland, Ohio.
933D 200 YEARS OF SETH THOMAS (78) December 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the famed Seth Thomas Clock Co. of Plymouth Hollow, CT. This one hour presentation captures the remarkable growth, diversification and sustainability of this great business enterprise whose products spanned the globe, from its genesis in the acquisition of the Heman Clark Clock Factory in 1813 to the very recent demise of its parent corporation in Norcross, GA.
(Coming Soon) 935D SETH THOMAS REGULATORS by Earl Harlamert 40 min. A look at the different models of regulators made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company.
936D SETH THOMAS PERPETUAL CALENDAR CLOCKS by Greg Gorton 44 min. Greg Gorton gives an overview of the different models of calendar clocks made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company.
937D NEON CLOCKS: THE OHIO CONNECTION 55 min. A look at the Ohio companies who manufactured neon and lighted clocks.
938D LUMAN WATSON by Tom Spittler 55 min. Tom Spittler details the history of Luman Watson and his clocks and movements.
939D PHILIP SMITH: CLOCKMAKER OF AMBER & MARCELLUS, NY by Russ Oechsle 63 min. Russ Oechsle discusses the case, movement, and dial styles used by Philip Smith in making shelf clocks.
940D CLOCKS IN ART by Bob Frishman 58 min. Bob Frishman shows examples of clocks represented in fine art. The following videos were recorded at the 2013 Eastern States Regional August 16-17, 2013.
948D Part 1 WALKING TOUR OF CLOCKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN MASS-PRODUCED CLOCK: 1806-1850: EXHIBIT AT THE 44TH EASTERN STATES REGIONAL Narrated by Chris Bailey, Tom Grimshaw, and Snowden Taylor Two DVDs (95) and (68) Two walking tours of the exhibit at the 2013 Eastern States Regional which has examples of the clocks that played a significant role in the development of mass-production of clocks in the United States. The narration of the first tour, conducted by Chris Bailey, Tom Grimshaw, and Snowden Taylor includes many anecdotes of the business relationships between clock makers. The second tour was conducted by Chris Bailey and Tom Grimshaw and includes similar narration to the first tour without as many of the side stories.
948D Part 2 WALKING TOUR OF CLOCKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN MASS-PRODUCED CLOCK: 1806-1850: EXHIBIT AT THE 44TH EASTERN STATES REGIONAL Narrated by Chris Bailey, Tom Grimshaw, and Snowden Taylor Two DVDs (95) and (68) Two walking tours of the exhibit at the 2013 Eastern States Regional which has examples of the clocks that played a significant role in the development of mass-production of clocks in the United States. The narration of the first tour, conducted by Chris Bailey, Tom Grimshaw, and Snowden Taylor includes many anecdotes of the business relationships between clock makers. The second tour was conducted by Chris Bailey and Tom Grimshaw and includes similar narration to the first tour without as many of the side stories.
949D CLOCKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN MASS-PRODUCED CLOCK: 1806-1850 by Tom Grimshaw (89) With this presentation Tom Grimshaw shows digital slides of and discusses how the development and making of clocks in the United States led the world in the development of mass production methods. Interchangeability of parts was a key factor in mass production. His presentation shows clock movements and cases that played a significant role in the development of mass production.
950D SETH WHEELER & CO.: A YANKEE PEDDLING VENTURE IN THE ‘TUCKY-HO, 1836-1840 by Mary Jane Dapkus by Mary Jane Dapkus (51)Mary Jane Dapkus presents a program that is the culmination of 10 years of research on Seth Wheeler & Company, a sales company that transported and sold clocks made by C. & L.C. Ives. She details the methods used by Wheeler in getting the clocks to Kentucky. The clocks were transported from New York City by wagon, trains and on boats by way of rivers, canals and ocean. She details the difficulties with each of the methods of transportsation. She talks extensively of the development of rail transportation.
951D MAKING AN E. HOWARD #49 REGULATOR: “THE CREATIVE PROCESS" by Joel Warren (43) Joel Warren presents the process he went through in planning and building a reproduction #49 E. Howard case and pendulum. He details the thought process and methods used in making the various components of the case and pendulum. He shows slides of drawings, tooling and the components of the clock. Materials, sources of materials and finishing of the case are discussed. The reproduction was made without an original example or original drawings.